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Wetland Plant Book

 Wetland Plant Book

Version 3.2 - July 2015
Steve D. Eggers and Donald M. Reed

Request a hard copy of the second edition

Hard copies of the second edition are available for your school, agency, office or personal use *WHILE SUPPLIES LAST*. Books must be picked up at the St. Paul District Office.  The latest edition is available for download below.


Pt.1 Introduction; Key to Plant Communities; Shallow, Open Water Communities
Pt.2 Deep and Shallow Marshes
Pt.3 Sedge Meadows and Fresh (wet) Meadows
Pt.4 Wet to Wet-Mesic Prairies and Calcareous Fens
Pt.5 Bogs and Shrub Swamps
Pt.6  Wooded Swamps
Pt.7 Floodplain Forests; Seasonally Flooded Basins; Appendices; Glossary; Bibliography; Index

Recent Regulatory Public Notices

2022-01863-TMS (Lake County, MN) Wisconsin Central Limited Project
PUBLIC NOTICE: The applicant proposes to construct a new railroad loop track in the western portion of their existing railyard facility in Two Harbors, Minnesota. The project site is approximately 32 acres in size. At the facility, rail cars filled with taconite are unloaded and stockpiled for loading onto barges in Lake Superior. The proposed railroad loop would provide a safer and more efficient taconite unloading process within the Two Harbors Yard. Currently, the facility must cut unloaded cars from loaded cars and move them to continue unloading. The loop would allow for continuous movement of railcars through the railyard, which would assist in reducing unloading times. It would also reduce the potential for bottlenecks during unloading by avoiding the need to stop the train to cut unloaded cars and move them within the facility to continue unloading.
Date of Expiration: 04/28/2023
2005-02938-RMH (Olmsted County, MN) Cassidy Farms Subdivision Project
PUBLIC NOTICE: APPLICATION FOR PERMIT TO construct the Cassidy Farms Subdivision located in Rochester, MN. The applicant proposes to develop a 27.3-acre site into a residential development. The project will create 54 residential lots and associated infrastructure. Stonehenge Drive NE is located to the southeast and this road will be extended to provide access to the project area. There will be a turnaround on the north side of the project area. Curb and gutter are proposed along the road. A storm sewer pipe will be installed to convey the stormwater runoff to a stormwater pond that will be located on the north side of the project area. The existing stream will be filled and a new channel will be relocated to the east.
Date of Expiration: 04/08/2023
2022-01945-JLK (Outagamie County, WI) Construction of a Multi-Family Residential Development Project
PUBLIC NOTICE: APPLICATION FOR PERMIT TO discharge fill material into 1.02 acres of wetlands (0.88 acre permanent fill and 0.14 acre temporary fill) for the purpose of residential development in the Town of Oneida, Outagamie County, Wisconsin. The proposed development would include 35 apartment-style units and 18-24 single family townhome style units. The project, which would be constructed on several parcels of land, would also include additional features including an access road, parking areas, and utilities that would connect to existing facilities along Red Willow Parkway to the east.
Date of Expiration: 04/07/2023

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About Our Regulatory & Permits Office

The purpose of Corps of Engineers' regulatory program is to protect the nation's aquatic resources, while allowing reasonable development through fair, flexible and balanced permit decisions. The Corps evaluates permit applications for essentially all construction activities that occur in the nation's waters, including wetlands.

The Corps' regulatory program includes Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 and Section 404 of the Clean Water Act. The St. Paul District's regulatory jurisdiction covers the states of Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Under Section 10, a Corps permit is required to do any work in, over or under a 'Navigable Water of the U.S.' Waterbodies have been designated as 'Navigable Waters of the U.S.' based on their past, present or potential use for transportation for interstate commerce.

Under Section 404, a Corps permit is required for the discharge of dredged or fill material into waters of the U.S. Many waterbodies and wetlands in the nation are waters of the U.S. and are subject to the Corps' Section 404 regulatory authority.


Contact Information

 Field Office Address
 Bemidji 4111 Technology
Drive NW, Suite 295
Bemidji, MN 56601
 Brainerd 10867 East Gull Lake Drive NW
Brainerd, MN 56401
 Duluth 600 South Lake
Avenue, Suite 211
Duluth, MN 55802
 La Crescent 1114 South Oak Street
La Crescent, MN 55947

 Field Office


 Brookfield 250 North Sunnyslope
Road, Suite 296
Brookfield, WI 53005


211 North Broadway
Street, Suite 221
Green Bay, WI 54303

10637 Hayward Court
Unit 2
Hayward, WI 54843

 La Crescent 1114 South Oak Street
La Crescent, MN 55947
2926 Post Road,
Suite B
Stevens Point, WI 54481

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
St. Paul District - Regulatory

332 Minnesota St., Suite E1500
St. Paul, MN 55101

Tel: (651) 290-5525
800-290-5847 x 5525

Tel: (651) 290-5378


Joint Permit Applications

Minnesota Joint Application Form 

Wisconsin Joint Application Form

If you need immediate assistance,
contact the Saint Paul District at
(800) 290-5847 ext. 5525 or